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EoI on Design of an Eco-friendly Collection, Grading and Processing Center

 

Introduction

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh.

The project is the concern of natural and zero budget based agriculture system. This present project under the main project namely ‘‘Promoting Agricultural Commercialization & Enterprise (PACE), Sub –project head; ‘‘Increasing income of char land Entrepreneurs by Ecological Farming System Disseminations’’. 

The purpose of the project is to strengthen cultivation of native variety of vegetables, native chicken, Ducks and their value chain for income and food safety in target char land areas. This is being implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other stakeholders of Shariatpur. The overall aim of the project is to “*improve safety and purity of edible vegetables and  their value chain through increased income and all year improved access to safe agro products at local markets for potential consumers.

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sector.

 Application

Interested organizations/firms/individuals are requested to submit their proposals concerning major role for Design of an Eco-friendly Collection, Grading and Processing Center.

For detail please read the ToR on further clarification.

Electronic copy of the proposal duly signed should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hard copy can be submitted to: SDS, Sadar road, Shariatpur, the subject line: Ecological farming_ Design of CP&G_SDS by 31/08/2020.

For any query related to the ToR, please contact Mohammad Saiful Islam, Focal & Coordinator (Agri), SDS. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Design of an Eco-friendly Collection, Grading and Processing Center

 

  • Background of SDS

SDS was established in the year 1991 as a non-profit, non-political, non government voluntary organization with the initiative of some local dedicated & committed people who are connective with social service activities for overall development of disaster victim people by giving humanitarian supports and its proper utilization for income generation and rehabilitation at Shariatpur district of Bangladesh. The founder of the organization was taken initiative in collaboration with the like-minded Red-cross workers to launch an organization for the development of disadvantaged people after the devastating flood of 1988. Some lawyers, journalists, businessmen and women workers were the front line initiator to establishment SDS. The organization formally starts its work on 1st September, 1991 and after getting registration from social welfare department in 1992, it extended its actions on child-health and family planning surrounding villages of Shariatpur Sadar Upazilla. During interment on family planning for a year it was observed that family planning recipients especially women were malnourished, deprived in their families and were neglected by their husbands. Above all, women were also tortured by their husbands as they were accepting family planning methods. Additionally, on the survey report it was unanimously agreed by General committee, Executive committee, Advisory committee and workers of the organization that steps needs to be taken to implement family law and women rights in the society. Therefore, SDS started with group formation, organized weekly meetings for women. Groups of women started to learn about their rights from weekly meetings and discussions. At this stage, OXFAM (UK & I, presently GB) came forward to assist “SDS”. At present, SDS is working in the field of Disaster Management, Poverty alleviation, Training, Education, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Advocacy, Arbitration and Legal support, Environment, Water & Sanitation (WATSAN) Climate change adaptation, HIV/AIDS, Micro Finance & Women and Child Rights. 

 

 

1.2. Brief about the Project

The project is the concern of natural and zero budget based agriculture system. This present project under the main project namely ‘‘Promoting Agricultural Commercialization & Enterprise (PACE) sub-Project head; ‘‘Increasing income of char land Entrepreneurs by Ecological Farming System Disseminations’’.  

The purpose of the project is to strengthen cultivation of native variety of vegetables, native chicken, Ducks and their value chain for income and food safety in target char land areas. This is being implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other stakeholders of Shariatpur. The overall aim of the project is to “Improve safety and purity of edible vegetables and  their value chain through increased income and all year improved access to safe agro products at local markets for potential consumers’’.

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is by SDS and Partially PKSF. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders-at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the vegetable sectors.

  1. Purpose of the task

The main purpose of the design is to accommodate entrepreneurs produce. In practice the project affiliate farmers will produce absolutely chemical free vegetables onto field; an affordable and sustainable collection, grading and processing (CP&G) center will add value to their produce and provide confidence of safe packing toward the consumer.

2.1. Specific tasks are to:

  • Design and list materials for a complete Collection, Processing and Grading of different vegetables into a single center
  • The design must in accordance with national/international safe food production and packing compliance
  • All sort of technical and applicable functions in the ‘‘Center’’ must be clearly mentioned with reasons
  • Detailed drawing and civil construction instruction must be supplied
  • An eco-friendly ‘‘Center’’ with all possible requirements of an standard CP&G center; must be reflect on the design/sketch
  1. Output /Deliverables

The followings are expected from the hiring parties;

  • An eco-friendly complete design with maximum facilities
  • Provide 02 design; one with modern facilities (cost extensive) and another will be in rural context ( for minimum cost)
  • A detailed section wise guideline so that a diploma civil engineer/diploma agriculturist can understand and supervise the construction of the Center
  1. Required Qualifications and Experience of the Service Provider

The service provider will be required to have the following:

  • More than 10 years experience working in similar field along with technical knowledge in post harvest management and pragmatic design of such construction etc.
  • Have the ability to generate section wise user guideline for execution of the design
  • Ability to simplify complex design into simpler form

 

  1. Duration of the Assignment

The consultancy is scheduled to take place between 10-15 days after signing agreement.

  1. Intellectual Property

All information pertaining to this project belonging  to  the  client,  which  the  service  provider  may  come  into  contact  with  in  the performance of his/her, duties under this consultancy shall remain the property of the SDS  who shall have exclusive rights over their use. Except for purposes of this assignment, the information  shall  not  be  disclosed  to  the  public  nor  used  in  whatever  form  without  written permission of the SDS/PKSF.

 

  1. Contractual arrangements and supervision

The service will be hired under SDS terms of contract and supervised by the SDS solely for the purpose of delivering the above outputs, within the agreed time frame. SDS/PKSF as the client shall provide necessary support to the service provider in order to execute the assignment during the duration of the consultancy. These shall include:

  1. Access to  relevant  project  documents  necessary  for  execution  of  the  duties  under  this consultancy;
  2. Equipment for the Assignment
  3. Remuneration

The service provider’s payment shall be based on the financial proposal developed for this consultancy.

  • Payment shall be made in 02 installments of;
  • 50% down payment upon contract sign agreement
  • 50% final payment upon submission of the final outputs,
  1. Applicants are required to submit the following:
  • Personal CVs of technical personnel proposed for this project  highlighting  qualifications and  experience in similar projects;
  • Financial proposal  indicating  consultancy  fee  and  a  breakdown  of  expenses  (unit  price together with any other expenses) related to the assignment; and

11.0. Confidentiality:

Confidentiality of all the processes during the assignment must be ensured at all times/levels

Note: All the outputs - Captures, database, etc. produced by this assignment (hard copies, soft copies etc.) will be considered as properties of SDS/PKSF. Any part or complete disseminations of such information is subject to approval of SDS authorities.

Highlights

গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকারের অর্থ মন্ত্রণালয়ের 'SEIP (Skills for Employment Investment Program)' প্রকল্পের আর্থিক সহায়তায় ও PKSF (পল্লী কর্ম-সহায়ক ফাউণ্ডেশন)-এর সহযোগিতায় দক্ষ হয়ে বিদেশ যেতে চান এবং আত্মকর্মসংস্থান (চাকুরির) প্রতিষ্ঠা লাভে আগ্রহী বেকার যুবদের কারিগরি দক্ষতা ও সক্ষমতা উন্নয়নে উল্লেখিত ট্রেডসমূহে (সম্পূর্ণ আবাসিক) ভর্তি চলছে। ১. আইটি সার্পোট সার্ভিস, ২. গ্রাফিক ডিজাইন, ৩. আইটি ফ্রিল্যান্সিং, ৪. প্লাম্বিং, ৫. সুইং মেশিন অপারেশন, ৬. মোবাইল ফোন সার্ভিসিং, ৭. ইলেট্রিক্যাল ইন্সটলেশন এন্ড মেইনটেনেন্স। উল্লেখিত ট্রেডসমূহ সম্পর্কে বিস্তারিত জানার জন্য যোগাযোগ করুনঃ মোবাইল ফোন ঃ ০১৭১৮-৬৮৩২২০, ০১৯২২-৪১৪৪৩৩
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